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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Natalie's China Adventures: Hello, Again!

Hi blog world! It's me again. I'm currently chilling out in my room in my apartment in Chengdu, China. Even though I've been posting on the blog fairly regularly, the posts were scheduled ahead of time so the blog didn't start collecting dust. Now that I've finally gotten myself a VPN I can actually post. It feels a little weird.




This photo is the most accurate photo of China I could take. 



This is considered a better photo for some reason. 



There's so much to talk about that I'm going to have to split everything up, but now that I have a VPN I can keep everyone a little more up to date. I might do some beauty-related posts while I'm here, but I'm sure no one will mind if this becomes a bit of a travel log for a couple of months.

I thought I was only going to be in China for five weeks, but decided in the middle of week two that I wanted to extend my stay. So now I'm going to be here until early August, which is crazy because it sounds like both a very long time and a very short time. I've been nineteen for a little over a month and so far it's been the best year of my life!




Red pandas are so cute. 


Current photo of the trip. 


Chengdu is a beautiful city and it feels like home. Being back in Asia feels like home and being in mainland China is such a cool experience. It's very weird to say, but this is my motherland and being part of the majority again is a comforting feeling. It's frustrating sometimes because I don't speak good Chinese, but I can generally make myself understood even if I lose a lot of face whilst doing so. I'm learning more than just the language... I'm learning a new culture, way of life, and appreciation for differences. My school is next to "Tibet Street" and a new favourite snack of mine is "Tibetan Empanadas", which is kind of amusing. It's funny how a place so far away from "home" can feel like "home" within a matter of weeks. 

More later, it's time for a nap. Had a pretty rough weekend... we're so adapted to China that an "America-Party" proved a crazy night!

2 comments:

  1. Such cuties! Aww I love Pandas!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  2. you saw a real Panda!!! so cute!!!

    Ayre

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